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2 stabbed during early morning fight; police arrest suspect

By David Self Newlin | Posted - Mar 11th, 2013 @ 6:47pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Two people were treated at a local hospital after being stabbed during an argument early Saturday morning. Police say one man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

At about 1:48 a.m., an officer was in the downtown area near 75 W. 200 South when witnesses flagged him down and reported a fight and stabbing outside a nearby club, police said.

The officer made contact with the alleged assaulter, Brandon Pena, 26, and discovered he had a knife.

While officers were investigating, two individuals showed up at a local hospital seeking treatment for stab wounds. Those individuals told police they had been stabbed by Pena.

The wounds were not life-threatening, and the victims were coherent and able to talk with police.

Pena was arrested and booked for investigation of two counts of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony; as well as eight other misdemeanor charges, ranging from possession of drug paraphernalia to reckless driving.

David Self Newlin

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